Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.



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Opening the penthouse-level family room’s doors erases the boundary between indoors and out (Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu).

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The architects of a San Francisco home solve the problem of a missing backyard

Exterior of SYMBI net zero home

Symbi Homes wanted to add an organic feel to the exterior. Lignia, which uses fast-growing softwood and modifies it to have the properties of a hardwood, offered a solution. “The durability, stability, and environmental credentials of Lignia wood make it a perfect choice for the SYMBI Duplex One project,” says Lisa Ayala, Lignia sales manager for North America. Lignia wood is used on the bay window, front porch and stairs, and rear deck (Photos by J. Loren Phtography).

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Mixing energy efficient, net zero construction with custom-build home touches 

Exterior of house built by U of Kansas architecture students

Three peaked forms give the sense that the house grew organically (Photos: Corey Gaffer).

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The latest project from Studio 804, a design/build course for architecture students at the University of Kansas, brings together aesthetic and environmental ideals

Exterior of Tudor home

The design team respected the home’s century-old Tudor details while inserting modern elements, such as generously sized new windows.

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This century-old Tudor remodel transformed a house with dark spaces and little connection to the outdoors into a space with light and attributes that suited the family's lifestyle and tastes

Exterior of remodeled century-old brick home

A long shed dormer on the front elevation anchors the new third-story master suite (Photos: Haris Kenjar).

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A century-old red-brick home seemed like a straightforward renovation, but ... 

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The neighborhood association insisted that the owner cover the exterior of the home—originally built as a log cabin—with stone. Architect David Haresign made sure his firm’s additions can be clearly distinguished from the home’s log and stone core (Photos: Anice Hoachlander/Studio HDP).

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Renovating an entire house isn’t always the most economical option, but it offers a host of  other benefits
 

Exterior of minimalist wood-themed custom home in Nova Scotia
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Wood is always the standard for residential construction in the Maritimes

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Natural wood planks interspersed with darkly stained spacers generate a substantial rainscreen and an elegant finish on the façade (Photos: Bruce Damonte).

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Fitting a new construction into a 25-foot wide lot

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 Despite the sizeable lot, two large trees made siting the house challenging. One of the trees screens the master bath windows (Photos: Bab Narod and Maxine Schnitzer).

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Fitting in differently on a large, shady lot

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The kitchen’s large fixed window faces the neighbor’s brick exterior. Cabinets extend slightly beyond the window frame to make the swath of brick seem like a piece of art above the sink (Photos: Mike Schwartz Photography).

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Executing a successful custom home on an infill lot requires that you build good relationship and a thoughtful structure

Baltimore Slate House Ziger Snead

The entrance to the home stands out from the slate shingles, called out by Cor-TEN panels and a mahogany soffit overhead. / Photos: Jennifer Hughes Photography & Adam Rouse Photography 

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This house memorializes the owners’ previous abode, which had been destroyed by an electrical fire

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Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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All surfaces of this home in Maine were selected for durability and low maintenance: unfinished wood, galvanized steel, and unfinished concrete. The design is by Caleb Johnson Studio, with construction by its contracting arm, Woodhull of Maine (Photo: Trent Bell).

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Homes that meet Passive House standards require less investment in solar to achieve net zero

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FALL 2021

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

The French luxury switches brand Meljac has developed a new solid brass collection in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson.

Features

The HS300 whole-house HEPA filtration unit is designed to be installed directly onto the return air plenum of forced air heating/cooling systems.

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